This 4 hour course describes how local governments can achieve multiple benefits by improving the energy efficiency of their new, existing, and renovated facilities and their day-to-day operations. Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can be more cost effective than generating, transmitting, and distributing additional energy from power plants. Energy efficiency also helps reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improves energy security and independence. This course describes strategies for developing and implementing energy efficiency programs and gives actual examples of communities in which similar programs have been successfully introduced.
This course was developed from the EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series titled "A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs".
As prepared for Titan Coursework this EPA series has been separated into separate courses and may be taken out of sequence, each course independent from another.